Honeybees at the COC

 

The Canadian Opera Company is delighted to be part of the ever-growing support of honeybees, Currently we host seven hives onthe roof of our opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Follow the honeybees' progress on Parlando, with visits and posts from beekeeper Fred Davis!

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7/16/2011

Hot Times in the Hives

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees that live on the roof the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts:

We are just about at the mid point of the nectar-gathering period for this year. The bees are playing catch up for the late and wet spring and most hives are very active. Of the seven hives there are three that are

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9/29/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

Last weekend (September 26) I removed the last of the honey from the two hives. There is a lot of uncapped honey we will have to extract and bottle this week. I'll provide an update once we measure it.

The hives seem healthy but I know they are struggling with a heavy varroa mite infestation.

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8/23/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

I've been trying to keep a watchful eye on the two hives during this summer. It's been hot and muggy and I was concerned that the humidity would have a negative impact on how much capped honey we would get this season and on the bees' overall behaviour. The bees will not add the important enzyme that preserves

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